Our Spark*ED online sex educator courses focus on the information, skills, and theory required to deliver impactful and inclusive sex education. Our philosophy towards sex education is at the heart of the Spark*ED curriculum and all course materials have been created with a social justice and racial equity lens and incorporate the latest information and research in the fields of of sexual health, gender, adolescent development, learning styles, and behavioral change. Each course has been reviewed by content matter experts, including medical professionals, trainers, classroom teachers, public health workers, and researchers.
This twelve hour virtual instructor-led training on Trauma-Informed Facilitation The course is divided into four 90 minute synchronous training sessions, followed by a practice and coaching session in the Advocates for Youth Classroom Simulation program to allow you to practice the skills you learned in the class in a low-stakes environment with virtual avatar students. You'll learn skills and to apply techniques needed to create and sustain a trauma-informed learning environment, and to identify and work with young people who may be exhibiting behaviors based on previous trauma. After taking the course you will be able to:
- Create trauma-informed learning environments
- Facilitate trauma-informed sex education
- Identify and respond to signs of trauma
- Recognize and practice responding to physical, verbal and behavioral signs of trauma
- Use empathy and to validate emotions
- Apply trauma-informed teaching techniques
*Prerequisite - Completion of the Spark*ED Trauma-Informed Sex Education self-paced course.